Friday, September 08, 2017

September 8. 1965: Campaneris played all 9 positions!

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It’s easy to overlook just how good Bert “Dagoberto (Blanco)” Campaneris really was.  

He batted first and was a critical component of the Oakland A’s who won 3 straight World Series titles, 1972-1973-1974.     

During his great career, he had 2,249 hits and 646 stolen bases.   His batting average of .259 was quite respectable for a shortstop of that era, or a time when most of them were known for their glove and legs rather than bat.    

He played in 7 post-season series.   He was always in the middle of everything as any Oakland A’s fan will tell you.

On this in 1965, Bert played all 9 positions.   He pitched one inning and gave up a run.   

Overall, a very rare performance for a major league player.

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